Engulf - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈɡʌlf|  American pronunciation of the word engulf
Brit.  |ɪnˈɡʌlf|  British pronunciation of the word engulf
- devote (oneself) fully to (syn: absorb, engross, immerse, plunge, steep)
- flow over or cover completely
The bright light engulfed him completely

Examples

The valley was engulfed in a thick fog.

...high waves from the hurricane engulfed large areas of the coastal community...

The whole village was engulfed in the flood.

The flat is engulfed in flames.

The pain engulfed him.

She looked around her dark office and was engulfed by a feeling of emptiness.

The building was engulfed in flames.

despair so great it threatened to engulf him

The bright light engulfed him completely

A blatant, insolent materialism threatens to engulf moral distinctions.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: engulf
he/she/it: engulfs
present participle: engulfing
past tense: engulfed
past participle: engulfed
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